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UL Ladies’ Football take home title with convicing win

UL senior ladies football team were crowned the Gourmet Food Parlour Ladies HEC Football Division 1 title with an impressive display against DCU in Stradbally Laois on Tuesday night A simply stunning performance from Cork’s Eimear Scally helped UL to victory. She finished with a tally of 1-6 four of them were frees. University of Limerick came out of the …


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Unsung Heroes: Meeting the library canteen ladies

“The Pink Ladies.”   “The mammies.”   These are just a couple of the endearing titles given to the exuberant group of women who work in the Plaza Cafe in the Glucksman Library.   It’s apparent from the smiles on the faces of every student and staff member who leaves the cafe; these ladies are serving more than just food. …


An Focal’s First Take Club #7 – The Godfather Part 3

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather: Part III’ is seen by many as the most disappointing of all time. With my recent Godfather binge, I was worried about this film, as I knew of the widespread disappointment felt among fans of the previous two films, deemed by the masses …

An Focal’s First Take Club #6 – The Godfather Part 2

“I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies” The Godfather: Part II is considered one of, if not, the greatest film of all time, and by default, the best sequel of all time. (Apart from A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – Ed)  With the film famously winning Best Picture, much like its …

An Focal’s First Take Club #4 – Trainspotting

Directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a heroin addict and his attempts to go clean. Working with writer John Hodge and producer Andrew Macdonald for his second feature film, Danny Boyle provides us with one of British cinema’s most revered productions. Many credit Danny Boyle’s early work, namely ‘Trainspotting’, for revitalising British …

How to handle homesickness in college

You worked your arse off, landed your dream degree, but now what? Now, the dream is over. You didn’t think it was possible, but somehow you seem a bit lost. Suddenly, you get nervous about meeting new people, started talking less and miss the comforts of back home. What do you do? Whether you’ve just experienced homesickness briefly or have …

All the posts you would see on early 2010’s Facebook

By: Zoha Khan Hello, and welcome back to the early 2010s. A time of technological and political revolution… As well as a time of nostalgia and complete and utter regret. We all remember what it was like to be in those first few years of secondary school. Puberty had just started to hit like a truck. Everyone had acne. The …

OPINION: Who’s afraid of Greta Thunberg?

Greta Thunberg has truly taken the world by storm.  A maverick stalwart, dancing gracefully amidst the crosshairs of the ignorant. But who is this solitary Swedish sensation, and how has she awoken the whims of stubborn middle-aged people? The young Swede began her career of activism in modest means at the age of fifteen. She began by spending her school …